Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Kaitlyn’s overprotective twin brother and best friends, begin to see signs that make them question Pistol’s subtle control over her. As secrets are unveiled, they intervene to save her from a possible path of destruction. To their surprise, when best friend Brody steps in to protect her, newly discovered feelings complicate an already volatile situation. Soon, everything begins to change. Old feelings die, new feelings emerge, and the once beautiful path they had traveled over summer, begins to alter with the season.
Will Kaitlyn’s closest friends be able to pull her from the destructive path she’s been led to follow? As the winds of time blast through their lives, the loyalty toward their best friend will remain stronger than ever. They are determined to protect her, even if one of them ends up getting hurt in the hunt for safety. One thing is for certain, none of this close group of friends will be left untouched when fall breaks.
*** CONTENT WARNING: This book contains mild language and some suggestive humor. It also contains a couple of commonly faced teen issues such as underage drinking, substance abuse and domestic violence (abusive relationship). Also, the book ends with a cliffhanger.
About JT Authors (Julie Solano andTracy Justice)
Born and raised in Northern California, Tracy Justice is a wife, mother, and full-time teacher. She graduated from CSU, Chico with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. One of her fondest memories growing up was herding cattle in the Marble Mountains with her family. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding horses, running, hiking, swimming, and of course reading. After some encouragement from Julie, she decided to add “Coauthor” to her ever growing bucket list. She never knew how much fun it would be to write a book with her best friend. She hopes you enjoy reading this story as much as they enjoyed writing it.
When I saw the cover of this book, then the blurb, I KNEW I had to read this recent release by these new authors, known as JT Authors. My instincts were right on.
Although this book's genre is for teens and young adults, me being middle aged, I was immediately hooked! This is a story that I very highly recommend ALL read, regardless of age. Actually would be a superb high school reading assignment. What a page turner, absolutely loved every single word brilliantly written by this author team, totally absorbed myself in this story and it totally grabbed my heart.
The characters and storyline are so vividly explained by the authors that you feel like you are there "in the story" as events unfold. You know exactly what the characters look like because you "see" them.
I fell in love with this story and all of the characters except Pistol. Oh my do I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Brody! What a strong friendship amongst the group that I can so picture them in my head. They are a group of teens trying to "be teens", facing all of the pressures that teens face in life such as peer pressure, grades, sports, hormones, etc. The issues addressed are so very real and prevalent in today's society. I know because when our children were in high school, they'd tell us about these very issues going on at school and I still hear about them, although in real life what I've been told is so much worse than portrayed here!
I can't possibly put into words to properly do this story justice, other than to tell you to read it. To me it's also a great story to learn from, discuss and be aware of what teens truly face. So many emotions experienced while reading.
The book ends with a HUGE cliffhanger and I honestly can't wait for book 2, The Dead of Winter.
Well done Julie and Tracy. To me you deserve a standing ovation for this outstanding piece of work. I'll be singing praise for this story for a long time! You're on the cusp of being added to this reviewer's very short list of pedestal authors!
5+ stars in my opinion!